Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 07/19/05 at 09:02 PM ET
The Sidney Crosby sweepstakes will be on TV after all. It was confirmed Tuesday that the NHL draft lottery in New York will be televised Friday. But like the NBA, only the results of the draw will be shown. The actual drawing will take place away from the cameras. The original plan had been to hold the entire lottery behind closed doors during Friday's board of governors meeting, with commissioner Gary Bettman subsequently announcing the results at a news conference. Now hockey fans will get to see how it unfolds. The order of the draft will be unveiled, starting with the 30th pick and ending with the prized first. The event will be carried live on TV, starting at 4 p.m. EDT following the 1 p.m. board of governors meeting.
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